Caleigh Anne Harrison’s Details
- Missing Since: 04/19/2012
- Missing From: Rockport, Massachusetts
- Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
- Sex: Female
- Race: White
- Date of Birth: 07/27/2009 (13)
- Age: 2 years old
- Height and Weight: 2’6 – 3’0, 31 pounds
- Clothing/Jewelry Description: A light pink shirt and bright pink capri pants.
- Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female Brown hair and blue eyes Cal is Caleigh’s nickname. She has dimples and freckles under her eyes.
Caleigh was last seen on April 19, 2012, in Rockport, Massachusetts. She was on the beach with her four-year-old sister when their toy ball escaped and rolled over a seawall. Caleigh had vanished when their mother returned from retrieving the ball. She’s never been seen or heard from again.
After Caleigh’s disappearance, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) launched an investigation into her mother’s neglect because she had turned her back on her children when they were near the water.
Caleigh’s parents were divorcing in 2012, and they shared custody of their daughters. Her father stated that he had never been concerned about the children’s safety when they were with their mother. Caleigh’s mother insisted that she is a good parent who was only gone for a few minutes, and that no criminal charges were filed against her.
In November 2012, a tattered pair of capri pants washed up on the shore of Good Harbor Beach, about a mile from where Caleigh was last seen. This case summary includes a photo of the pants. They matched the ones Caleigh had been wearing, and they were in her size, but it hasn’t been proven that they were hers.
Authorities searched the area after the pants were found, but didn’t find any other evidence.
Caleigh was not kidnapped, according to authorities; rather, she drowned after falling into the water. A thorough search of the area, however, turned up no trace of her or her remains, and her parents initially hoped she was still alive. Caleigh’s sister saw a strange man on the beach, and her parents suspected him of abducting Caleigh.
Her father has since concluded she drowned and was swept out to sea. Caleigh’s body has never been found.
- Rockport Police Department 978-546-1212